PHOTO CAPTION: Kennebunk’s Christopher Dunn, left, and York’s Malia Cryan were the winners of the 2019 York Hospital 5K on June 1.

If you drive by a sea of runners, walkers, strollers, kids, teens, adults and healthy agers, making their way through York Village on the first Saturday in June,  then it’s a fair bet you’re witnessing York Hospital’s official “start of summer” – the annual 5K Road & Cross Country Race!  More than a race, the community event, this year supporting York Hospital’s Recovery Center, attracts folks of all ages and levels of ability, along with a host of community volunteers that make it happen. With perfect weather as a backdrop, over 600 racers, volunteers and loyal supporters arrived to the hospital campus before 8:30 a.m. Registrants enjoyed the views from The Wiggly Bridge and historic Steedman Woods, ultimately returning to the cheers of their fans and DJ Mike Pomp, encouraging them as they approached the finish line. As the winners were tallied, all enjoyed the festival-like atmosphere including face-painters, food tents and trucks, soccer shoot-outs and a cornhole toss. Refreshments, well beyond typical race day fare, were donated by, Coca-Cola, Costa Food & Produce, Foster’s Clambakes, New England Coffee, Sysco, W.B. Mason and York Hospital’s Dining & Nutrition Team.

“Every year, our 5K road race continues to bring together folks who may or may not cross paths during their typical daily journeys. But all ages, abilities and skills this day, are on the same path enjoying each other, while also supporting a very worthwhile cause – York Hospital’s Recovery Center,” offered Jud Knox.

The York Police Department, York Volunteer Ambulance, York Parks & Recreation Department, York Department of Public Works, York Hospital staff and many community volunteers, including Lifeguards Emma Noel and Ryan Webb at The Wiggly Bridge ensured a safe race. A group of teens representing TIDALWAVSE, York High School’s student advocates for chemical free lifestyles, pitched in to provide water to thirsty racers. Proceeds from the day topped $18,400, benefiting The York Hospital Recovery Center – the premier seacoast area program offering outpatient substance misuse treatment for patients with Substance Use Disorders and for those affected by others’ use. If you would like to contribute to The Recovery Center, please contact Carol Kane, in Friendraising, at 207-351-3520 or via email,

Winners were as follows. Details for all participants can be found on

Overall Winners
(The first overall male and female are excluded from their age divisions)

  • Male:  Christopher Dunn, Kennebunk, ME | 16:59
  • Female:  Malia Cryan, York, ME | 19:49

Age 10 & Under

  • Male:  Simon Manners, Pelham, NH | 21:34
  • Female:  Madelyn Herman, York, ME | 27:09

Age 11-13

  • Male:   Luke Dockham, South Berwick, ME | 19:46
  • Female:  Summer Combe, York, ME | 24:16

Age 14-17

  • Male:  Saul Johnson, York, ME | 19:47
  • Female:  Mary Kocev, York, ME | 24:36

Age 18-29

  • Male:  Jared Prugar, York, ME | 21:54
  • Female:  Erica Wagner, York, ME | 23:58

Age 30-39

  • Male:  Kevin Johnson, York, ME | 17:28
  • Female:  Sarah Knowlton, York, ME | 20:35

Age 40-49

  • Male:  Dan Gardoqui, Cape Neddick, ME | 19:46
  • Female:  Suzanne Farrington, York, ME | 22:26

Age 50-54

  • Male:  JD Sherman, Lexington, MA | 21:53
  • Female:  Nancy Moore-Chase, York, ME | 26:29

Age 55-59

  • Male:  Paul Darcangelo, York Beach, ME | 23:06
  • Female:  Terri Kelly, Lawrence, MA | 28:37

Age 60-64

  • Male:  Kevin Perreault, Leominster, MA | 22:58
  • Female:  Patricia Dicesare, York Beach, ME | 27:30

Age 65-69

  • Male:  James Jones, York, ME | 30:07
  • Female:  Paula Wensley, York Beach, ME |34 :14

Age 70-74

  • Male:  Joe Hayes, Portsmouth, NH | 27:05
  • Female:  Cindy Zomar, Marlborough, MA | 1:05:29

Age 75 & Over

  • Male:  Lee Bradley, Newington, CT | 36:12
  • Female:  N/A

Walker Division

  • Male:  Ethan Upton, South Berwick, ME | 36:28
  • Female:  Siri Blanchette, York, ME | 35:46

York Hospital Employees

  • Male:  Ryan Yost (Inpatient Physical Therapy), North Berwick, ME | 20:53
  • Female:  Alli Geller (Inpatient Physical Therapy), York, ME | 24:49

Event Sponsors











Altus Engineering

Amidon Dentistry

Costa Fruit & Produce

Foster’s Clambakes & Catering

Reilly Foods Company

Resource Promotions

SYSCO of Northern New England

W.B. Mason

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